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Battleship USS Iowa BB-61

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Address: 250 S Harbor Blvd., San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA 90733
Phone Number: 877-446-9261
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Description: Experience the Battleship of Presidents - USS Iowa. Explore the West...
Experience the Battleship of Presidents - USS Iowa. Explore the West Coast's only Battleship - USS Iowa. An adventure on board takes you on a memorable family experience through World War II, Korean War, and Cold War; following in footsteps of sailors that lived on the most powerful warship built to date. Visitors tour six decks of wood & steel and numerous exhibits on the Battleship that hosted three U.S. Presidents during her service as a symbol of democracy. The USS Iowa is located at the L.A. Waterfront, former home to the US Navy Battleship fleet and an area rich in Maritime History. Battleship IOWA hosts fun seasonal events throughout the year such as the Memorial Day Festival, Independence Day Celebration, Veterans Appreciation Day & more! The IOWA also offers private guided & group tours, school field trips, corporate outings and special event venues. Battleship IOWA is open everyday (except Thanksgiving & Christmas) from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, with the last boarding and ticket sales at 4:00 pm.
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Best thing we saw during Tall Ships Festival

Our original plan was to see the Tall Ships Festival. A co- worker recommended we go see the Iowa, which ended up being the best thing we saw. Just to get a taste of how our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Pomona, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Our original plan was to see the Tall Ships Festival. A co- worker recommended we go see the Iowa, which ended up being the best thing we saw. Just to get a taste of how our military who was assigned there was fascinating. For example, one area showed what the table settings with the plate ware, glasses, cups, and silverware... More 

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tucson
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We went over after it was closed but we could still talk to people about the ship and go part way up the entrance. Very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Celebrate The American Spirit!!! 45mins from downtown L.A. $22 per person .you can choose to add LA water cruises.

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Hod HaSharon, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The Iowa is a great WWII-era battleship museum, and is a must for anyone interested in maritime warfare. The main attractions are the 16" main batteries - really big guns! There's a lot of stair climbing, so this museum can be difficult for the elderly or disabled, but the main batteries are accessible to all. Great place to learn about... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The mighty IOWA is a living memorial to the greatest conflict in the history of mankind - & a memorable tribute to American fighting men (& women.) Only a few of these battleships remain to be viewed by all in awe. Perfect for families w kids, couples or singles. Get the feel of this sleek warrior of American history, and... More 

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Camarillo, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

If you're into WW2 history, or military ships, this is a great tour through a fine mid 20th century battleship. Allow at least an hour to walk quickly through the entire walking tour route, better yet, allow for 2 hours so you have time to stop along the route, looking at the various rooms, posts, and weapon stations, take photos,... More 

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Oak Park, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I'm not a Navy guy, but I've always been fascinated by naval ships. The USS Iowa is a great, up close look at a WWII battleship. Even on Father's Day the crowd was not overwhelming (which was great). Many ex-Navy "docents" were available to talk about the ship and their experiences. It's all self guided, but the docents are more... More 

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Orange, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

If you are any kind of military buff or fan of big boats, this is worth a stop. Only certain decks are open but as funding permits they will be expanded. This is a great historic ship and it's in good condition.

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Los Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I had never been inside a battleship so when I found about this ship I knew I had to go! It didn't disappoint. I explored all sections of the ship and even met a WW2 veteran who served in the Pacific which made my first time here even better. It was a really surreal experience- to think that you are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I spent close to 3 hours here with my 11 and 13 year olds. Very well organized, self-conducted tour (they do have guides who provide impromptu tours too). It's a big ship with lots to see and do. I highly recommend this if you are near Long Beach. It's fun and fascinating just driving through one of the largest container... More 

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Address: 250 S Harbor Blvd., San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA 90733
Phone Number: 877-446-9261
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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